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New York Times, Saturday, September 11, 1976

51-Down : Bad habits

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,891
Across
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Asterisk : STAR
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Plant deeply : EMBED
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___ and lot (old levy) : SCOT
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Native of Lódz : POLE
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Hangman's halter : NOOSE
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Broad-topped hill : LOMA
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Rhea's cousins : EMUS
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Town or court ___ : CRIER
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Islamic priest : IMAM
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Transitory : TEMPORAL
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Midnight rider : REVERE
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Residents of: Suffix : ITES
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Lop or one : SIDED
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Fray : SETTO
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Seaspray : SPINDRIFT
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Display of affection : CARESS
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Like omelets : EGGY
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Silkworm : ERI
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"I haven't seen you in ___" : AGES
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Share for the church : TITHE
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Unicorn fish : UNIE
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Peggy or R.E. : LEE
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Spelunker's interest : CAVE
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Sled part : RUNNER
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Fight arrangers : PROMOTERS
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Acorns and lima beans : SEEDS
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Conclusion : FINIS
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Express an opinion : AVER
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Steep canyon walls : DALLES
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Saddle adjuncts : STIRRUPS
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Smelly : OLID
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Theme : TOPIC
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P.I. tree : IPIL
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Habituate : INURE
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Rocket part, with 42 Down : NOSE
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Was aware of : KNEW
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Relinquishes : CEDES
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Nibble : GNAW
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Small barracuda : SPET
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"Drink ___ only with ... " : TOME
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Double salt : ALUM
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Brief periods of relaxation : RESPITES
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Writing fluid: Fr. : ENCRE
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Marsh : MORASS
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Seethe : BOIL
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Compass reading : ESE
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Pocket pistol : DERRINGER
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Dieter's cut of pie : SLIVER
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Bea Lillie, e.g. : COMEDIENNE
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Bradley : OMAR
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Unexciting : TAME
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Siouans : OTOS
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Maelstrom's offshoot : EDDY
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Show sorrow : SIGH
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Profiteer with tickets : SCALP
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Kind of beaver : EAGER
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Provider in Garden of Eden : TREEOFLIFE
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Where Paul's payment comes from : PETER
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___ pie (turnover) : FRIED
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Rows : TIERS
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Entry in a data book : STATISTIC
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Actor Burl : IVES
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Straight to the mark : UNERRING
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See 64 Across : CONE
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Consumer : USER
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Damp-closet problem : MILDEW
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Lampoon : SATIRE
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Bad habits : VICES
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Wharf : DOCK
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Alda : ALAN
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Potato : SPUD
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"Once ___ a ... " : UPON
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Tower city : PISA
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Great number : SLEW
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Final countdown number : ONE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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